Afshan Subohi

Widening fissures

Widening fissures

The JCC meeting was projected to accelerate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and boost industrialisation. Updated 20 Jul, 2021 10:57am
Do we need trade unions?

Do we need trade unions?

Experts warn of adverse consequences if trade unions are deprived of their role in growth and exports. Updated 12 Jul, 2021 08:51am
Accounting for missing billions

Accounting for missing billions

The absence of a globally recognised drug certification facility raise doubts about the quality of available medicines. Updated 28 Jun, 2021 10:17am
Great expectations

Great expectations

Familiar with the IMF programme, the tycoons dreaded a rollback of the loaded govt packages under the donors’ watch. Updated 31 May, 2021 09:55am
A dose of truth

A dose of truth

Pakistan is too overwhelmed by economic and political challenges to plan ahead for the waiver. Updated 17 May, 2021 10:04am
Eid amidst Covid resurgence

Eid amidst Covid resurgence

Online shopping has picked up pace but the 25pc spike is on a relatively narrow base in the country. Updated 10 May, 2021 09:26am
Workers deserve a better deal

Workers deserve a better deal

The ratio of unionised workers in the total labour force in the country has shrunk over the past four decades. Updated 03 May, 2021 09:35am
Covid outbreak sways charity trends

Covid outbreak sways charity trends

The pie of total donations is projected to expand by about 10 per cent to Rs165 billion this year from Rs150bn last Ramazan. Updated 26 Apr, 2021 09:43am
It’s time to speed up vaccination

It’s time to speed up vaccination

The fear of restrictions on international mobility of citizens and consignments, businesspeople feel, is not misplaced. Updated 19 Apr, 2021 09:53am
Circumventing the  global power tussle

Circumventing the global power tussle

Pakistan hopes to maintain cordial ties with China and the US despite the growing animosity between the two giant economies. Updated 05 Apr, 2021 09:22am
No bailout for the poor

No bailout for the poor

For job creation, the government will need to extend support to establishments operating under the radar. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 09:40am
Covid-19 compounds labour woes

Covid-19 compounds labour woes

The vulnerability of a system already under political pressure will only increase if the trend of joblessness is not reversed. Updated 22 Mar, 2021 09:01am